Definition of artificial kidney in English:

artificial kidney


  • A machine or other mechanical device which performs the functions of the human kidney.

    • ‘Your blood is filtered through an artificial kidney and returned to your body.’
    • ‘The aircraft configuration accommodated specialized medical equipment such as an iron lung, orthopedic bed, artificial kidney machine, or infant incubator.’
    • ‘This can require treatment with an artificial kidney until normal function recovers.’
    • ‘This is first time, he says, that an artificial kidney fashioned from cells and biocompatible materials has produced what seems to be urine.’
    • ‘His other major innovations include introducing the artificial kidney to America.’